Not so many years ago, I was the Literacy Leader for my district. Being in that position it gave me many opportunities to attend seminars,workshops and pilot programs Hands down on this program. It is a curriculum designed for At-Risk and ESL students grades 1 - 12; however, I believe it can and should be used for all students. It addresses Writing, Spelling, Reading, Grammar, Language, and Vocabulary. I read another review and have somewhat of a different opinion regarding "Having to attend the workshop." I feel is it self-explanatory if you take the time to really dive into it. Then their is the controversy if it should be done in groups or whole class. Either way works in my opinion, but if you have a wide spread, then perhaps groups would be better.